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Festival on the Lakefront celebrates the state’s most famous crustacean

Media Contact:
Jeffrey Ory, ABC, APR; il Stratega
Mobile: (504) 458-5866

Festival on the Lakefront celebrates the state's most famous crustacean

2nd annual Crawfish Mambo planned for May 11

Come as an attendee, as a boil team or as a vendor in our artist village

WHAT:                 Crawfish Mambo

The 2nd annual Crawfish Mambo is a community-wide festival to celebrate Louisiana's most famous crustacean - the crawfish (or mudbug). The Crawfish Mambo features a crawfish cook-off, all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish for festival attendees, live local music with other food and beverage available for purchase. This event will support the expansion of goal of strengthening student success through professional development programs at the University of New Orleans.

WHEN:                 Saturday, May 11, 2013,11 am - 7 pm

WHERE:               University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus

                                The Cove on UNO Campus

MUSIC:                 The musical lineup includes:
                                11:00 am-12:00 pm          UNO Jazz Allstars

12:15-1:15 pm                    Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

1:30-2:30 pm                      New Orleans Nightcrawlers

2:45-4:00 pm                      Glen David Andrews

4:15-5:30 pm                      Rockin Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters

5:45-7:00 pm                      Big Sam's Funky Nation

TICKETS:  $15.00 - pre-purchased tickets prior to event date

$20.00 - day-of event tickets

Tickets can be purchased online at or by visiting any First NBC Bank branch in the city. 

PARTICIPATE:  The Crawfish Mambo team is now accepting applications for four-member boil teams for the "Best Tasting Crawfish" competition. Each team will cook a minimum of 10 sacks of crawfish. The $250 entry fee provides teams crawfish to cook and they need to supply their own cooking utensils, spices and any additional fixings they wish to offer the crowds.  A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winner of the Cook-off Competition and the first, second and third place winners will be announced.  Each team is also invited to compete for the Best Decorated Booth Award. To register as one of the boil teams for this year's Crawfish Mambo, visit

ART VENDORS: The Crawfish Mambo team is delighted to offer local artists an opportunity to participate in the festival. Once again this year, a non-refundable Artist Fee of $50.00 to reserve a 10'x10' space and parking. The fee includes one (1) ticket for all you-can-eat-crawfish and additional tickets can be purchased for $15.00.  Vendors must provide their own tent, tables, chairs and signage. Applications are available at the festival's website,

INFORMATION: For more information, visit or call (504) 280-2586.

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